Irish rock musician, singer of U2

Paul David Hewson KBE (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono,[1] is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band U2.


Paul David Hewson

(1960-05-10) 10 May 1960 (age 63)
Dublin, Ireland
Other namesBono Vox
OccupationSinger-songwriter, activist, businessman, philanthropist
Ali Hewson (m. 1982)
Children4, including Eve Hewson
Musical career
OriginFinglas, Dublin, Ireland
GenresRock, post-punk, alternative rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active1976–present

Career change

He became a member of the band U2 on 25 September 1976, when he responded to a message that was placed by Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band.

The name Bono was a type of hearing aid and in Latin means good voice.

Bono married Alison Stewart. They have four children. Jordan (b. 1989), Eve (b. 1991), Elijah (b. 1999) and John (b. 2001).

Bono is known for doing a lot of charity work. For this, he was named Time Person of the Year in 2005. Bono has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he did not win it.

References change

  1. Wall, Mick (2006). Bono: In the Name of Love. Andre Deutsch Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-233-00177-7.

Other websites change